For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Bruno Tedeschi (MWWPR)

NJPRF is pleased to announce $16 million of further support to urgent needs across the state.

March 15, 2021 – Trenton, NJ.

In the twelve months since the launch of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, we have experienced an unthinkable health and economic crisis that has particularly challenged our most vulnerable neighbors across the state. Thanks to the generosity of many friends and supporters, NJPRF has awarded more than 500 grants to exemplary non-profit organizations providing relief and recovery efforts and offered direct cash assistance to thousands of New Jerseyans in need.

Inspired by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott’s recognition of our Fund’s impact and her transformational $20 million gift, today NJPRF is pleased to announce $16 million of further support to urgent needs across the state. This support includes $10 million in grants to 139 dedicated non-profit organizations doing exemplary pandemic relief work at the state and local level, as well as an additional $6 million in direct cash assistance targeting more than 18,000 of our state’s most vulnerable individuals and families, including higher education students, who will not benefit from government stimulus checks in the forthcoming American Rescue Plan.

Over the last two months, we conferred with a host of non-profit partners and advisors – both funders and practitioners – who know the landscape across critical sectors and serve historically marginalized people in New Jersey. They helped us to confirm areas of ongoing urgent need and target approaches. This due diligence, coupled with our own research conducted last year, reaffirmed our support for trusted local and statewide organizations that have scaled impact on those suffering during the pandemic.

The $16 million of grants and support will be allocated towards the following areas of critical need:

  • Domestic Violence: $ 500,000
  • Healthcare/Vaccine Support: $1,250,000
  • Family /Childcare Support: $1,500,000
  • Shelters/Homelessness: $ 1,750,000
  • Food Insecurity: $ 2,000,000
  • Statewide Multi-Service Organizations: $3,000,000
  • Direct Cash Assistance: $6,000,000 (including $1,000,000 to higher education students)

The 139 non-profit organizations linked below have been selected with a lens of racial equity and inclusiveness. They serve our most vulnerable communities across every county, and have demonstrated track records in providing pandemic relief at both the state and local level, possessing the infrastructure to deploy services effectively to large numbers of individuals and families.

We are proud to support these groups, which are working to achieve an equitable and fair recovery for all, and we hope that New Jerseyans will continue to support our many remarkable relief organizations in the months and years ahead. With the $16 million in new grants announced today, NJPRF has now allocated $56 million towards our most vulnerable neighbors in their time of need.

Finally, we are deeply grateful for the contributions of the thousands of donors and our board members, who help make our pandemic relief effort here in New Jersey so impactful.

With gratitude,

Tammy Snyder Murphy        Josh Weinreich

Links to the NJPRF Grantees, March 2021

180 Turning Lives Around
Affordable Housing Alliance
Alliance Community Healthcare
Arm In Arm
Atlantic Cape Family Support Organization
Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation
Bergen County Housing, Health, and Human Services Center
Bergen Family Center
Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey
Bridges Outreach
Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
Cathedral Soup Kitchen
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Paterson
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark
Center for Family Resources
Center For Family Services
Center for Food Action
Center for Hope and Safety
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
Children’s Aid and Family Services
Civitas Strategies
Clinton Hill Community Action
Coastal Communities Family Success Center
Commissioned 2 Serve International Church
Community Affairs and Resource Center
Community Enterprises Corporation
Community Hope
CompleteCare Health Network
Cornerstone Family Programs & Morristown Neighborhood House
CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing)
Covenant House New Jersey
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County
East Orange Housing & Community Development Corporation
Elijah’s Promise
Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless
Eric B. Chandler Health Center
Essex County Family Justice Center
Eva’s Village
Family Connections
Family Promise
Feeding Middlesex County
Fisherman’s Mark
FOCUS Hispanic Center for Community Development
Food Bank Network of Somerset County
Franklin Food Bank
Gateway Community Action Partnership
Greater Bergen Community Action
Greater Newark Conservancy
Greater Newark Healthcare Coalition
Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries
Health Coalition of Passaic County
Henry J. Austin Health Center
Homeless Solutions
Humanity Preservation Foundation
Interfaith Food Pantry
Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges
Interfaith Neighbors
Ironbound Community Corporation
Isaiah House
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Monmouth County
Jewish Family Service & Children’s Center of Clifton-Passaic
Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties
Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey
Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County
Jewish Federation of Southern NJ
Joseph’s House of Camden
Let’s Celebrate
Living Faith Ministries of Camden City NJ
Love Ministries Outreach International
Loving Our Cities
Lunch Break
Make the Road New Jersey
MEND (Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity)
Mercer Street Friends
Metropolitan Family Health Network
Mid-Atlantic States Career and Education Center
Morris Family Justice Center (JBWS)
Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs
Neighborhood Health Services Corp
New Destiny Family Success Centers
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault
New Jersey YMCA State Alliance
Newark Community Health Centers
Newark Emergency Services for Families
NJ Coalition to End Domestic Violence
North Hudson Community Action Corporation
Oaks Integrated Care
Oasis — A Haven for Women and Children
Ocean Health Initiatives
Osborn Family Health Center
Partners for Women and Justice
Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey
Passaic County Pandemic Partnership (The Social Justice League of Passaic County)
P.R.A.C. (Puerto Rican Action Committee) of Southern New Jersey
Prevention Links
RCHP (Reformed Church of Highland Park) Affordable Housing Corporation
Rescue Mission of Trenton
Revive South Jersey
Saint James Health
Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society
Salem County Women’s Services
South Ward Children’s Alliance
Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers
St. Francis Community Center
St. James Social Service Corporation
St. Joseph Social Service Center
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Toni’s Kitchen
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
TASK (Trenton Area Soup Kitchen)
The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey
The Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey
The HOPE Center (aka House of Hope)
The North Ward Center
The Salvation Army New Jersey Division
Trenton Health Team
United Community Corporation
United Way of Delaware
United Way of Greater Union County
United Way of Hudson County
Village Family Success Center
Visions and Pathways
Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley
Women Aware
Youth Advocate Programs
YWCA Union County
Zufall Health Center

About the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF)

The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) was launched March 24, 2020 to marshal resources to meet critical needs and fight the economic and social impact of COVID-19 within New Jersey.

NJPRF will provide grants to existing organizations with a demonstrated track record of caring for vulnerable communities. One hundred percent of every dollar received online by NJPRF will go to organizations that provide essential services to those in need and to assist those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NJPRF is proud to be hosted by the Community Foundation of New Jersey, which has been serving the needs of New Jersey non-profits and philanthropists for more than 40 years.

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